Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION

The Assistant Director of the Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI) under the direction of the OEI Director oversees the programs that address the specific needs of underrepresented students at Whittier College, cultivate their leadership abilities, and provide awareness and encouragement to make the most of the resources available to them. The Assistant Director also provides leadership for the day-to-day operation of the Office of Equity and Inclusion including supervising student staff; offering support and assistance to student organizations; and planning, training and implementing events traditionally sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Ortiz Programs.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $30,000- 36,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Director of the Office of Equity & Inclusion & Ortiz Programs
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Office of Equity and Inclusion

Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for underrepresented students and/or students who are marginalized due to race, ethnic or national origin, language, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or social status.
  • Educate and train the college community on issues of identity, diversity and inclusion, and facilitate interaction between diverse groups of students within an environment that respects and celebrates the uniqueness of all community members.
  • Oversee the development of end-of-year programs that celebrate the academic and leadership achievements of students by holding annual award ceremonies (i.e. Latino Graduate Celebration, Lavender Graduation, Black Student Union).
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with faculty and community organizations to provide support and resources for first generation college students, students of color, undocumented students, LGBTQA students and students from a diversity of religious backgrounds.
  • Partner with Center for Career and Professional Development, Financial Aid, and Alumni Programs to communicate scholarships, graduate school options, internships, and employment opportunities available to students from diverse backgrounds and undocumented students.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and provide support and leadership to all the clubs within the SJC.
  • Select, train, supervise, evaluate and mentor student staff in planning and implementing Office of Equity & Inclusion programs.
  • Assist Director in providing support for student organizations under Diversity Council: Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Halo Halo Club, MEChA, Newman Club, TOBGLAD, Jewish Student Union, and others.
  • Assist with the planning and advising for the Martin Ortiz programs (i.e Dia de los Muertos, Tardeada)
  • Assist with the Diversity Orientation session for incoming students
  • Assist the Director in providing one-on-one advising and counseling students regarding areas of concern.
  • Work with Director to supervise students in the development of publicity and promotional program information and in the production of Office of Equity & Inclusion written materials.
  • Cultivate community relationships that support the development of resources for the Equity and Inclusion programs.
  • Assure program expenditures are within allocated budgets; monitor budgets
  • Annually assess programs initiatives to measure student learning and satisfaction.
  • Attend professional development workshops, webinars, trainings, and conferences on behalf of office.
  • Serve as Acting Director when the Director is out of the office.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience:
One or two years of professional experience in student affairs administration or multi-cultural education and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education. Demonstrated experience working with historically underrepresented students. Must possess strong event management ability, strong organizational skills, outstanding written and oral communication skills. Experience with multicultural and/or diversity programming, student leadership, and or retention programs. Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: student development, identity formation and related theories, student leader advisement, cross-cultural development/training, conflict mediation skills. Ability to advocate for and provide leadership to students.

Knowledge and Education: Master’s degree in student affairs, multicultural education, cross-cultural studies or related field preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.

Application Deadline:                   July 22, 2016
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSION

Whittier College invites applications for an opening in the Office of Admission to be part of an energetic and innovative team in supporting the international recruitment goals of the institution.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Status: Full Time
Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 Annual. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Reports To: Director of Admission
Location/Department: Whittier College/Office of Admission

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and manage the international recruitment and admission process for prospective students to achieve established international admission and financial aid goals.
  • Application file review, maintain international education agreements and agency relationships, international travel, and working closely with the office of International Programs on campus.

Position Specifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency 
  • International travel experience 
  • Effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential  
  • 3-4 years of international recruitment and admission experience is strongly preferred 
  • Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to work enthusiastically as part of a team  
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required

Anticipated Start Date: August 15, 2016

Application Deadline:     Until filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Associate Director of Human Resources, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


DIRECTOR OF DISABILITY SERVICES

The Director of Student Disability Services provides visionary leadership in the management, and strategic planning efforts for the department. The Director works with students, families, instructors, and outside professionals to provide both initial assessment and ongoing monitoring of individual student support requirements; collaborates with appropriate faculty and staff to facilitate student academic success, oversees the delivery of reasonable disability accommodations, programs, and services for  students with physical, learning, and psychological disabilities.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as related to student issues.  Serve as a resource person and liaison on issues related to student disability awareness, accommodations, and campus wide accessibility. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time - 12 Month
Salary Range: $54,000- $60,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Supervision Given To: Student Disability Accommodation Coordinator
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Disability Services

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of ADA and Section 504 campus compliance with emphasis on students with disabilities in higher education, including, but not limited to intake process, educational assistive technology, study abroad offerings, student housing, and effective communication with students with disabilities.
  • Determine and implement appropriate accommodations for students with learning, physical, and psychological disabilities after meeting with the student and reviewing the documentation of disability. Ability to make appropriate professional referrals when necessary.
  • Oversee the work of the Student Disability Accommodation Coordinator in coordinating and administering exam proctoring, student employee note-taking program, early course registration, implementing accommodation requests and structural accessibility.
  • Provide case management, advisement, and counsel to prospective and enrolled students with disabilities.
  • Write and implement policies and procedures ensuring equal access to all student programs and services. Maintain knowledge of current trends and issues relating to the field of student Disability Services.
  • Have working knowledge of various types of educational assistive technology, software, and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment. .
  • Collaborate and establish partnerships with academic departments, residential life, public safety, information technology services, Registrar, student life and academic support programs to promote awareness and educate the campus community on student disability issues, accessibility and compliance obligations.
  • Evaluate and assess student Disability Services programs and services in accordance with learning outcomes; in addition to tracking student participation.
  • Participate as a member of the student concussion committee; work with Department of Athletics, Counseling Services, Health Center, and Center for Advising & Academic Success to provide academic support services and reasonable accommodations for student with concussions.  
  • Participate and fulfill responsibilities of the Poet Early Alert Program Committee (PEAP); including follow-up with PEAP student cases, and correspondence with faculty and staff members. 

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience:
 
A competitive applicant will have two to three years of professional experience in student disability support services, and at least one year supervisory experience of professional staff who work with students with disabilities in a higher education setting.

Education: 
Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Education, or related field.  Must have extensive knowledge of the laws related to disability; experience reviewing disability documentation, conducting processes to determine and provide reasonable accommodations; experience with assistive educational technology and software; knowledge of best practices and current trends for providing services and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Excellent verbal and written skills; strong organizational, supervisory skills.

Application Deadline:  For full consideration the application deadline is July 01, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

The Student Life Office at Whittier College seeks a Director for Student Engagement and New Student Orientation. The Director for Student Engagement and New Student Orientation will be expected to engage all students in helping strengthen a diverse and inclusive environment and serve as an advocate, resource, and proactive catalyst to advance the College’s mission in the areas of student engagement and new student orientation. The Director will lead in the creation and implementation of campus wide programs that engages students from diverse backgrounds to be actively engaged in the life of the college. Reporting to the Vice President Dean of Students, the Director will directly supervises the work of the Leadership and Experience Program (LEAP) office consisting of an Assistant Director, Technology Coordinator, and an Office Manager. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $55, 000- $65,000 Annual- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Vice President Dean of Students
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Life

Responsibilities:
1. Strategic Leadership:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to LEAP Office and New Student Orientation. Select, train, and supervise three professional staff members (one Assistant Director, one Program Coordinator/Office Manager, and 1 Technology Coordinator). Indirectly provide supervision for two Graduate Assistants.
  • Lead in the creation and development of campus-wide programs that promote and sustain a campus environment of diversity, inclusion, and intentional student engagement.  Collaborating with faculty and staff to foster, create, develop, and sustain programs that engages students during their time at the College. Strengthen programs that lead to higher persistence and graduation rates including leadership development, student clubs and organization, and new student orientation that all students receive when they join the Whittier College community including students of color, first generation college students, commuter students, Veterans, LGBTQA+ students and other traditionally underserved student groups that are highly valued at Whittier College.
  • Plan, promote, and coordinate a three-day, new student orientation program for first you students in the fall and a two-day orientation program in the Spring. Select and supervise a NODA intern and three to five orientation interns. Work collaboratively with Director of the Writing Program in the selection and training of Peer Mentors. Work alongside the Dean of First Year Programs in assisting in the first-year experience program.
  • Provide leadership for the Poet Leadership Education and Development Certificate program, including the oversight, management, and teaching in the program.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Associate Students of Whittier College (ASWC) and the Diversity Council. Provide on-going support to over 75 clubs and organizations within categories such as Identity/Affinity, Arts, Field/Major, Sports-Related, General Interest, Sustainability, Leadership & Honors Societies, Media & Publications, Politically Minded, Service-Related, Societies, and Interfaith.
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for Societies (Greek Life) provide advisement, leadership and support to the 11 local Society Chapters recognized by the College as well as the Inter Society Council (comparable to Inter Fraternity Council). Responsible for coordinating, marketing, budgeting, and evaluating the 11 Societies and their activities (such activities include but are not limited to: scholastic achievement, philanthropy efforts, new member education, achievement of community standards, recruitment, convocation, and occasional Friday or Saturday night dances). Oversee the risk management of Society activities; Adjudicate groups if alleged to have violated policy/law. Assist in the development of policy and community standards. Serve as a liaison and promote positive relationships with all community partners, including but not limited to, campus departments, Society advisors, and local alumni(ae)

2. Operational Leadership:

  • Administration/Management – Oversee budgets associated with New Student Orientation and the LEAP Office. Partner with the Office of Communications to oversee the management of LEAP marketing and branding (i.e. webpage, social media, and print marketing).
  • Event Management and Coordination – Oversee the coordination of the LEAP signature events that provide students opportunities to build cultural capital, build community, develop leadership competencies, and explore surroundings. Advise and work with student organizations to plan and execute a balanced variety of intellectual, cultural, social, and entertainment programs. Enforce policy for student clubs/organizations regarding publicity and programming; adjudicate policy violations. Supervise the facilities and programs of the Campus Center including courtyard, student lounge, and Club 88. Oversee the event reservation system for the college. In conjunction with the VP for Business and Finance, facilitate the signing of contracts or agreements between student groups and off campus vendors and entertainers. 
  • Assessment – Articulate specific, measurable learning objectives for the LEAP office and new student orientation, develop appropriate learning strategies and utilize effective means to assess learning and program effectiveness on an annual basis. Utilize outcome information to improve the delivery of services and improve the learning environment.
  • Collaboration – Serve as an effective liaison between LEAP, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Information Technology, Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Office, Dining Services, Facilities, Housekeeping, Grounds, Academic Affairs, Advancement, Conference Services, other Student Life departments and other departments of the College.
  • Systems Management – Oversee the management of the Event Management System (EMS) and OrgSync. 

3. Represent the Dean of Students at events and meetings and respond to other duties as assigned.

4. Additional Functions of the Job:

  • Represent the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional organizations, and other groups.
  • Serve as a Title IX investigator
  • Assist the Vice President Dean of Students in planning and executing all co-curricular aspects of fall and spring orientation programs.
  • Serve as a resource to the commuter student population.
  • Attend division wide meetings.
  • Serve on institutional committees as requested.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience:   Five to seven years of professional experience in student affairs and a commitment to the ideals of liberal arts education. Experience working in student activities and orientation. Proven track record of successfully leading, creating, implementing and evaluating programs and the ability to translate vision into creative, tangible practices.

Knowledge and Education:  Master’s Degree required in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field required. A strong intellectual framework for understanding and articulating issues of diversity and inclusion. A strong understanding of student activities and the role it plays in engaging students and contributing to their persistence and success.

Application Deadline:     August 1, 2016
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


LAB SUPPORT COORDINATOR

The Offices of Biology and Kinesiology &Nutrition Science at Whittier College seek a Lab Support Assistant. Primary responsibility is to work with faculty members to support laboratory experiences.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 32-40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time, 10-month position

Reports To: Department Chairs
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Biology and KNS

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing solutions, reagents, and materials for lab exercises
  • Organizing small equipment and supplies
  • Working with live organisms, including microbes, Zebrafish, C. elegans, and other organisms as needed
  • Providing routine maintenance for equipment, such as cleaning and servicing microscopes, pipettes, etc.
  • Assisting students with projects
  • Hiring and supervising work-study students in the department
  • Other duties as assigned by the chairs of the departments

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and supplying the stockroom (placing orders, tracking inventory, etc.). This will involve working with the stockroom managers of other departments.
  • Providing leadership for biological safety issues, working with Whittier College’s Chemical Hygiene Officer and other safety groups.  

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • Basic chemistry, biology, and kinesiology laboratory skills
  • Ability to work independently when necessary, and collaboratively when required

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Kinesiology or a related field. Master’s degree with laboratory teaching experience desirable

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


MEDICAL DIRECTOR

The Student Health & Wellness Center at Whittier College seeks a Medical Director. The Medical Director will provide supervision including off-site telephonic coverage for NP and/or PA’s and co-sign their electronic records as listed in the standardized procedures. The director will serve as a liaison and provide cross-campus collaboration, particularly with the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Athletic Department, Student Life Office, Residence Life Office and the Student Life Crisis Management Team and Wellness Coalition. 

Reports To: Director of Student Health & Wellness Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Health & Wellness Center

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as consultant for the oversight of the clinic function and supervising physician to Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants.
  • Responds to all medical calls made by the NP and/or PA in a timely fashion.

Non-Essential Functions of the Job:

  • None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • Three years of experience in the practice of ambulatory primary care medicine
  • One year of experience in a college or university health clinic or center
  • One year experience in the use of electronic medical records.
  • One year of experience supervising NP’s and/or PA’s.

Education:                                                                                                                       

  • Medical Professional Degree (MD or DO) in the state of California and Board eligible or Board certified in a primary care specialty
  • A Medical Board Licensure as a Family Practice or Internal Medicine Physician
  • Expert communication, listening and “people skills” especially with young adults/adolescents and health care providers.
  • Provide off-site supervision to NP’s and/or PA’s.
  • If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on college policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


NURSE PRACTITIONER

The Student Health & Wellness Center at Whittier College seeks a Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing clinical care to patients in the Student Health & Wellness Center.  This individual will also provide cross-campus collaboration, particularly with the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Athletic Department, Student Life Office, Residence Life Office and the Student Life Crisis Management Team and Wellness Coalition.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 15 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Part time
Salary Range: $50-$60 per hour- Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Sr. Director of Student Health & Wellness Center
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Student Health & Wellness Center

Responsibilities:

  • The incumbent will provide primary care in a college health setting.
  • The position practices independently within the defined scope of practice and prescribes medications in accordance with California Law.
  • Specific duties include: assessing and identifying problem area through detailed history, physical exam and appropriate diagnostic tests; performing lab tests; determining appropriate treatment; appropriately determining the need for physician consultation and/or physician collaboration; and performing other duties as assigned.
  • Position reports to the Director of Student Health & Wellness Center.
  • Utilizes EMR effectively.
  • Provides consultation, cooperative case management and professional leadership with Student Health Wellness Center staff.
  • Provides continuity of care to patients by coordinating health care needs through intervention, counseling and referral on and off campus.
  • Promotes health and maintenance, promotion and self-advocacy by individualized teaching and providing information for self-care and behavioral change for each student as appropriate.
  • Identifies and responds to students at risk for serious health conditions.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience

  • Knowledge of current standards of college health service practice and available resources in the field
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, ability to communicate effectively with students and staff from a wide variety of cultural and ethnical backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of safety issues related to student health services, equipment and facilities.
  • Possession of a current Nurse Practitioner licensure-furnishing number and DEA #  in California.
  • Requires a Master’s degree.
  • Board certified as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner with California licensure by AANP or AANC and two years ambulatory care experience, preferably in college health or adolescent care.
  • New NP graduates will be considered based on their background, clinical experience and letters of recommendation.
  • Experience with women’s health care and health education preferred.
  • Experience with electronic health records.
  • Serving adults and adolescents.
  • Ability to develop rapport with current student body and to relate to the concerns and issues of their generation.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed reporting environment, following direction from university superiors & practice within the established collaborative agreement.
  • Ability to develop effective, collaborative relationships with members of the Student Health & Wellness Center staff, Athletic Trainers, Coaches and other individuals affecting student health.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Excel, and/or database tools.

License(s) and Certificate(s): Possession of a valid, current California NP license in the state of California

Application Deadline:                   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


SITE MANAGER JUMPSTART

The Office of Education and Child Development at Whittier College seek a Site Manager. The Site Manager is a full year position based on the Whittier College campus. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campus Jumpstart program in order to ensure that Jumpstart Quality Standards, guidelines provided by Jumpstart, are achieved and that the program is meeting grant requirements. The Site Manager will support the recruitment, training, and management of college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with low-income preschool during the academic year.

The Site Manager directly drives Jumpstart’s school success outcomes, in conjunction with key campus personnel and Jumpstart’s regional and national staff. Within Jumpstart, a Site Manager is provided opportunities for professional development and growth, including but not limited to: new staff training, weekly check-ins, annual retreats, and coaching visits.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Principal Investigator of Jumpstart Grant and Jumpstart Regional Program Director
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Education/Child Development 

Responsibilities:
Specific Responsibilities

1. Early Childhood Education and Training:

  • Facilitate Jumpstart training series for Corps members; adapt or develop specialized training content for Corps members when necessary
  • Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum
  • Provide coaching and feedback to Corps members based on observations
  • Observe and support planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation, and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart sessions
  • Ensure the site is meeting the requirements of the Jumpstart Quality Standards
  • Work closely with teachers and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation

2. Program Management:

  • Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all Corps members for site
  • Support Corps members in the completion of expected hours requirements
  • Provide Corps members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication
  • Work with national and regional staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance
  • Manage Corps member files to AmeriCorps and/or grant specifications
  • Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to regional office
  • Provide additional support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or stakeholder events/meetings

3. Campus and Community Partnerships:

  • Build and manage high quality preschool program partner relationships
  • Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program
  • Contribute to the development of the Jumpstart brand by engaging in local media and public relations activities, including maintaining and updating site web page as applicable
  • Work with regional office to support city/community based efforts (city-wide volunteer event collaboration, city-wide training institute collaboration, etc.)
  • Build and manage high quality community partner/stakeholder relationships

4. Jumpstart National Network Responsibilities:

  • Participate in regular one-on-one meetings with Jumpstart program director
  • Participate in monthly regional conference calls
  • Attend New Staff Orientation during first year, ongoing staff training annually, and regional retreats three times per year
  • Support the stewardship of national and regional stakeholders by hosting site visits and engaging Corps members in events

5. Campus Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support general community outreach in LA county
  • Participate in campus and department responsibilities including staff meetings and events when necessary
  • Work with faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports (i.e., for first generation and non-traditional students), preschool program partner, and higher education partner relationships (i.e., financial aid, grants/accounting, etc.)
  • Regularly report to campus supervisor & work closely with this individual regarding planning and events of Jumpstart
  • Recruit and manage a part-time assistant or graduate student to assist with administrative tasks
  • Teach the Jumpstart service-learning course
  • Facilitate and assist campus supervisor with research initiatives that co-occur with the Jumpstart program in the Whittier community
  • Demonstrate effective college-level teaching in terms of content, class management, and organization.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: 

  • Background or experience in an early childhood setting preferred
  • Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students preferred
  • Prior college-level teaching preferred
  • Prior experience in managing others; ability to provide verbal and written feedback
  • Prior experience developing partnerships with other organizations/entities preferred

Knowledge and Education: 

  • Master Degree or above required, in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field
  • Strong organizational, management, and leadership abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled
  • Ability to comprehend and manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff, preschool staff, and the general community
  • Commitment to Jumpstart's mission and values of learning, determination, connection, joy, and kindness
  • Commitment to serving young children, families, and local communities

Application Deadline:   Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law


POOL OF ELIGIBLE TEMPORARY STAFF (P.O.E.T.S.)

Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to whittierjobs@whittier.edu.

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